It can be frustrating when recovery doesn’t go quite to plan. Almost every woman I’ve treated has had at least one blip along the way. Whether it’s increased pain from a c-section, worsening prolapse symptoms or leaking when you have a bad cold, it can be really disheartening. But the thing is, we are not robots! Lack of sleep, nutrition, stress and a change in activity can all cause a flare up of symptoms. But that doesn’t mean all is lost. Keep going on your treatment plan and you will find progress does resume! Sometimes you may find you need to take your rehab level back down a step before increasing it again once your flare up settles.
The NICE guidelines recommend a three month physiotherapy exercise programme for prolapse, because research has found that we need to play the long game! Whilst commitment is required, most women find that a course of physiotherapy is effective to manage their prolapse.